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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
was exposed. interviews monday at 4:00 p.m. on abc 7. >> new jersey governor chris christie and david letterman and shared a few laughs about fat jokes that letterman has made. >> look at what chris christie did monday night. >> i have made jokes about you. >> not just one or two. [laughter] >> self-deprecating humor. chris christie says that his weight is often joked about. >> turning out to be a busy year for beyonce. on the heels of her super bowl halftime show, she has announced a world tour. it is the mrs. carter show kicking off april 15, going through europe and north america. she will perform at the verizon center in d.c. on july 29. mark your calendar for. >> the producers of the academy awards have a message for viewers. they are trying to cut out the boring parts. they made the comments before monday's luncheon honoring this year's oscar nominees. about 160 nominees attended the annual event. the 85th oscars is on sunday, they're very 24, right here on channel 7. >> looking at 34 degrees. >> still ahead, it appears the ravens have problems with their most prized possession
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
punch line, chris christie goes on "the late show," and has the last laugh. >>> good morning, everyone. the little alabama boy has been reunited with his mother after he was held captive by a killer for nearly a week. >> agents swooped in for the rescue after becoming worried that the child was in imminent damage. he's been checked out of a hospital. we get more, now, from abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: this morning, the little boy held captive in an underground bunker for seven days is safe. ethan, seen in this photograph, celebrates his 6th birthday tomorrow surrounded by family. he was taken to a hospital for treatment. and is said to be physically unharmed. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5-year-old to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead, after fbi agents stormed the bunker where the boy was being held. abc news learned authorities inserted a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitored dykes' movement. they neutralized dykes when they thought he would come out. >> the c
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
at home. who are they watching, and why? >>> the struggle. new jersey governor chris christie is in the middle of a fight erupting in public over his own weight. tonight what a former white house doctor said about him and how he fired back. >>> and one year from tonight, if you can believe it, opening ceremonies at the winter olympics. tonight we'll show you the resort town packed with palm trees where they hope to have snow on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this country on dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differ
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
bring up chris christie because he is sort of starting to redefine the republican message in his own way and maybe i thought eric cantor would take a page from the chris christie playbook. >> well, there were no danish, no doughnuts at our interview this morning but he is trying to redefine the message for sure, and that's what he's going to talk about in an interview later at a speech later today. as we speak, carol, he is talking about his new message idea to rank and file republicans, but the gist of it is, he's saying that he understands the election results that most groups, key demographic groups went for the democrats, not for republicans, and so he's trying to make the republican message more accessible to everyday average americans, and so we talked a lot about the fact that he is a father, that he's a family person, and that others in his caucus are as well, but of course one of the main issues in front of this congress is guns, and of course there are a lot of parents out there who are worried about gun violence in their schools so i asked about that and about whether or not h
Feb 5, 2013 1:40am PST
tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him. just warning you. just warning you. good to have everybody back. >> for sure. let's get to the news, good news here, thankfully. the little alabama boy is safe this morning after spending a week un
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
wished for another cake" that's new jersey governor chris christie getting the last >>> celebrity birthday today chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and wished for another cake. [ laughter ] >> that's new jersey governor chris christie getting the last laugh reading his favorite letterman jokes there. his first appearance on the late show. >> i want to hear more. i missed it. >>> apple's new ipad hits stores this morning with the largest storage capacity ever. but it's a tablet -- is it worth its hefty price? >> hey, brian. >> hello, frank. we have a new bigger ipad but it's not bigger in size. still the full size ipad. it's the one we're talking about here. they have added a new larger storage capacity. 128 gigabytes of internal storage. much more than they have ever had before. now, the price is also much more. $799 or $929 if you want it with the built you know 3-g-4-g cell connection. this is a steep priced tablet but it's getting alongside laptops now in terms of what it can do. the current ipad, the big boy,
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
for new jersey democrats because i think they basically get a senate seat. >> chris christie's top strategist tells "the new jersey star ledger" that rivera hasn't called me. will we see governor christie giving his blessings to geraldo, a candidacy by geraldo, or is that just fat chance, michelle gold perg? what do you think? >> i would be surprised because chris christie, for all my disagreements with him, does seem to love the state of new jersey. but i'm not sure how much chris christie's endorsement matters compared to fox news' endorsement. should he run, it will be just another step in the consolidation of fox news and the republican party. >> michael, you know, name recognition. he could probably raise a little bit of money. he can handle the media. he is an advocate for people in a sense. journalistic credentials a little shaky at times. would he be a potential winner, do you think? >> you know, ed, i think geraldo is a smart guy. i do his radio show sometimes, and, you know, i've talked with him. he knows issues. he knows policy. he is pretty moderate. he is pro-choice, w
Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
. the temporary office is in the eisenhower executive office right next door. >>> new jersey chris christie is getting ready for his first late-night tv appearance with david letterman. >>> and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> all right, now for a look at monday's weather. here's meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. >> oh boy, tell a lot of people are going to be tired after that super bowl last night. >> including yourself. >> good morning, everyone. if you're up and at em after that late night, we're watching cold air and coming down. the cold air has been locked in the same areas while the west is enjoying beautiful conditions. texas to the gulf coast, no problems. winter is over the great lakes. ohio valley. northern plains and new england. north of chicago and milwaukee, up to the border, some heavier snow band. eventually the snow will head into ohio, toledo, cleveland. not a big blockbuster event. quick-moving storms. 1 to 3 inches with this. temperatures are plenty kld out there. tonight, it will push into philadelphia. behind it, there's some cold air,
Feb 3, 2013 11:10pm EST
to chris christie. a mardi gras themed football and masks were among the items exchanged. next year it will be played in rutherford. >>> it's the game within the game. and we're talking about the super bowl ads, of course. this year, there were some that made us laugh and some that made us sick. ♪ >> doritos had some of the most tweeted about ads. there one why a guy buys a dor reito eating goat. and there was go daddy which made people spit out their chicken wings. ♪ >> oh, gosh. got a lot of online attention for releasing this online ad after the stadium blackout saying, you can still dunk in the dark. someone is on top of things. >> no kidding. >> at nabisco. >> wow. >> and using social media. >> what a score. i loved the goat. >> can we hear those fans in baltimore? >> you betcha we can. >> that's going to be going on for a while. >> there are plenty of fans that live inside of this beltway, as well. i know they are cheering loud tonight. and the snow showers that we've been talking about all day have continued across the area. fake the live picture. this is from the helicop
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
bowl xlvii, louisiana governor bobby jindal and new jersey governor chris christie met to pass the torch from the big easy to the garden state. he gave christy mardi gras masks and a themed football. next game will be played at met life stadium and first open air bowl to be played in a cold weather climate. it will be interesting to see which teams make it. >> i think it was 27 degrees super bowl time in new york. it will be interesting, you're right. >> get all bundled up. >> i wouldn't want to sit in the audience. watch it on tv. let's check our forecast as we approach 4:41. tom kierein. >> there's a mostly clear sky over the monument with a live picture there. reagan national at 28. in the low to mid-20s in montgomery county, prince george's county. mid and upper 20s. that's the story in fairfax and arlington. off to a cold start this morning. in the wake of the flurries from yesterday, a partly cloudy morning. here's your hour-by-hour forecast. temperatures by noontime should be in the mid-30s. ought to hit the upper 30s between 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. as early as 8:00 p.m., all
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
will be played at new jersey's metlife stadium. and goodell says he and new jersey governor chris christie have already discussed it. >> he's already hard at work at that already. but i think that's the issue. you know, we always identify this as a potential concern. and it's something that we always have to do the proper steps to make sure we prepare for that. >> reporter: the memo released late monday shows one of the reasons officials ordered these tests last year was because of blackouts at a monday night football game in 2011. the place where that happened -- san francisco. not the first time the 49ers have seen in. charlie, nora? >> jeff, they had actually tested this new system, hadn't they, at the superdome? >> it had been in place. there had been one nfl game and two college bowl games there including the sugar bowl which is a big, big deal. >> what was the result of those tests? >> the real problems during those games. you guys were down there. you saw -- i mean everything was sailing smoothly this week, right? this was arguably the biggest tourist window th
Feb 5, 2013 8:00am PST
or find us on facebook. >>> coming up, governor chris christie confronts his weight issue and does so head-on with a jelly doughnut and david letterman. you've got to do it for yourself. the pollee side bar is ahead. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, >>> so on this day in black history, we take a look at the life of essie may washington williams, the biracial child of the late senator strom thurmond, who died yesterday at the age of 87. william washington, who was the daughter of thurmond, the straunch segregationalist and his family's black maid, never revealed her identity, because in her words, he trusted me and i respected him in reference to her father. it was in 2003 thatstrom th str thurmond that washington came forward about this secret that had been rumored for decades. >>> another twist
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
dukakis. this storm did for his popularity in massachusetts what sandy did for chris christie in new jersey. his popularity stratospheric. on tv for three days and yet just a few months later in the democratic primary for govern nor of ma ma in 1978 he was defeated by a conservative democrat ed king. nearly lost the political career. spent four years in the political career and came back in 1982. maybe there's a lesson there for chris christie. i don't know. this is my favorite. this is rhode island. this is, you know, that was like two or three days after the storm. i have to tell you something. i have a dream to make a movie, a period picture called "blizzard of '78." i don't know what the plot would be but hollywood, call me. we'll talk it over. >> such an old-timer. >> a lot to work with there. >> that's all from the weather centerment back to you now. >> historical weather center. >> from the mind of steve k kornac kornacki. thank you so much. >>> up next, another fast-moving story. the manhunt for a suspected cop killer under way in california. the san bernardino county sheriff
Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
of david letterman's jokes. i interviewed chris christie for my book coming up in may very seriously about his weight and about how much those jokes hurt him. i guess he felt he had to do that to sort of, you know, break the ice with letterman. >> what do you mean those jokes hurt him? >> they hurt his feelings. >> i want to see another clip and see how hurt he is? he handles it very well. >> do you have family members who are also heavy? >> no. i'm the guy. >> you are the guy. >> i'm the guy. >> how is your health sxwlmpt if you went to a doctor today, what would the doctor say? >> startlingly good. >> how is your cholesterol? >> my cholesterol is normal, believe it or not. >> that's pretty good. >> what about your blood sugar? >> blood sugar, also normal. i'm basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. crazy. >> there's your campaign poster right there. >> it's good stuff. >> well done. >> so you're saying it's like the tears? >> tears of a clown. >> no, stop it. my god, i can't believe you. no, he's addressing obviously an issue everybody jokes about with him but it'
Feb 6, 2013 2:30am PST
. turkish media says the man was immediately detained. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says there is a plan to deal with his on going weight struggle. the governor poked fun of his size on david letterman's show. he even took a bite of a donut. when asked about his health at a local news conference, he acknowledged the issue saying just because his efforts to lose weight aren't always successful, it doesn't mean he's not trying. >> i know that some of you who are incredibly concerned about my weight, and i appreciate your concern, anyone who has struggled with their weight over time in this state or this country will tell you that when they begin the plan, they have every intention of fulfilling the plan. so the plan which i begin today, i have every intention of fulfilling. i hope i can fulfill it by tonight. then if i can, then tomorrow i'll start it and we'll go again. but i'm not going to be overly self consumed about this. and nor should the people of the state be all that concerned about whether i can do my job. i can get out of bed every morning. >> and the potential
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
are taken to a butcher. >> peta they are opposed to this plant hunt. -- planned hunt. >> chris christie is blasting the national flood insurance program. he called the efforts of a disgrace. he said three months after the storm, a 70% of the cases are still unresolved. that is hard to believe. >> we did not have any flurries. >> hagerstown got a little bit. maybe a few flurries, and maybe a little dusting. >> this is out in loudoun county. we have been looking at these clouds all day long. as the animation stops looking back. -- look at back. we will see a few clear spots. maybe some nice color on the horizon. tomorrow is going to be a day with mostly sunny skies. it is 46 right now. the low temperatures this morning, most areas below the freezing point. 40 at reagan national, 32 degrees in frederick. upper 50's this afternoon. average temperatures to slightly above-average temperatures. tonight, we will drop to the 30's. pretty quiet weather pattern. temperatures across the region at range from -- 27 in boston. cold air that is well to the north and west. if we look at the pattern tha
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am PST
governor chris christie. >> i've made jokes about you, not just one or two or ongoing here and there, intermittent but -- [ laughter ] >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. [ laughter ] >> wow. [ applause ] >> now wait a minute. maybe you can do that sort of thing in your state, buddy. [ laughter ] >> you can litter like that in jersey. >>> "early start" continues right now. >>> a dramatic rescue, fbi agents storm an armed kidnaper's bunker, his 5-year-old hostage safe and sound this morning. >>> all of those smears are absolutely false. >> fighting back. new jersey senator bob menendez answers to allegations of partying with prostitutes. it is a cnn exclusive. >>> and solving the super bowl blackout. this morning at least we know who's not to blame. it wasn't beyonce. we can assure you. >>> good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. john berman is going to join us a little later on on "starting point". >> nice to have you with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's tuesday, memberfebruary 5tt about 6:00 in the east. >>> a little boy who spent six days in an und
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
started this whole thing. spearheaded the campaign to find him. >>> chris christie sits down and snacks to david letterman. how he reacts when asked about the weight jokes. >>> alicia, a kidnapping survivor that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> r
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
with david letterman. but the second guest is also making headlines. new jersey governor chris christie. despite being the butt of dozens of jokes, he laughed. >> i've made jokes about you not just one or two not just on going here or there. but -- >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> his weight is fair game for late night comedians. he even gave an example of one of the jokes he liked. >> celebrity birthday today, chris christie turned 50. blew out the candles on his cake and wished for another cake. >> he's a good sport. >> it's always great when you see the politicians and the others make their appearances on these shows. humanizes them. >> and at the end of the day they have to be charismatic. when you see them come out and poke a little fun, that's great. >> good stuff. >>> someone that we poke fun at quite a bit but he's a good sport, tucker barnes is very happily in baltimore this morning with raven's fans. >> happy weather guy day. >> reporter: thank you very much allison. apparently julie is working on baking me a cake. hopefully we get that before the end of t
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
of listening to david letterman poke fun at his weight on the late show, governor chris christie stopped by the show so he can get in on the jokes. >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> are you on a diet now? >> well, obviously not. >> i guess not, no. >> just blew it. basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> after trading barbs with the comedian who mocked him for so long, christie showed that he really is the bigger man. it is now 7:14. you're up to date. let's turn it back to savannah, matt, and al. >> he has a good sense of humor. natalie, thank you. mr. roker is here with the first check of the weather. a little snow. >>> clipper coming through. another one coming through tomorrow as well. you can see light snow making its way through the northeast and new england, really dumping little less than an inch. it's not going to be a problem. out west, though, another system is coming in. that will be bringing in coastal rain and snow in the pacific northwest, up to an inch or more of rain in the mountains. we're looking at four to six, maybe up to
Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
chris christie is doing. a new poll shows his approval rating is 73%. earlier this week, the focus wasn't on his political performance but rather his weight. he lashed out at a former white house doctor who said his weight would present a serious health risk. christie said he is working to lose weight and has a plan in place. >>> the number of mothers choosing to breast-feed their babies is on the rise in this country. kai has more on a new report just released on that subject. kai? >> reporter: that's right. a new report shows more u.s. moms are breast-feeding. but overall, rates are still low. from 2000 to 2008. the number of mother whose breast-fed their infants rose. the number of moms who continued breast-feeding jumped nearly 10%. however, the cdc cautions, more mothers still need to breast- feed. >>> african american mothers still have the lowest rate of continual breast-feeding at 58%, even though they increase their overall breast-feeding rate by 13%. vic? >> kai, thank you. >>> the cdc says breastmilk can provide powerful antibodies
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
the big game to new jersey governor chris christie. january dal gave christy mardi gras masks and a themed football. next year it will be at the met life stadium and first open air super bowl. >> joe flacco was named mvp last night. that would be repetitive. he threw three touchdown passes in the wind. he will be honored in disney world. part of a parade through the magic kingdom. flacco said he and his team, failures in the past thept helped them become champ wrons. >> put through the situations. we don't know if we're going to be successful. but the moment doesn't get too big. we're comfortable. we've been there before and we've failed before and succeeded before. we're not worried about the outcome. we go out and play football and execute. you know, we believe that if we do that and do that our ability, eventually it will work out. >> he threw 11 touchdowns in the post-season. he did not throw a single interception. >>> academy award winner jennifer hudson joined the sandy hook chorus for a special tribute at the super bowl. >> america, america, goth god shed his grace on me ♪ >> 26 s
Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
christie showing up last night on david letterman. i think they reinforced the stage. chris christie could make his appearance. and he knows that he is the butt of jokes. and there are some of them he actually enjoys like this one. >> a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl and that's just to cover the christie family. [ laughter ] >> bill: that was a letterman joke. the friday before the super bowl. and as far as is he healthy enough to run for president or run for re-election as governor, chris christie no problem. >> dave, my cholesterol's normal, believe it or not. >> that's pretty good. and what about your blood sugar? >> blood sugar also normal. basically, i'm the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> bill: it's nice he can joke about it. >> by the way -- there are a lot of fat guys who will make that claim. i've met many fat guys who are like i'm healthy as a horse. i'm the healthiest fat guy you'll want to meet. he's not the only person to use that. >> bill: to use that line. >> yeah. >> bill: he also needs to lose some weight. >> he could lose
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> john, thanks very much. >> so tough to watch. >>> new jersey governor, chris christie, is now making big headlines for candid talks about his health and his weight. is it all part of his ramp-up for a possible presidential run? abc's dan harris has been tracking all of that. >> reporter: good morning. chris christie is coy about whether he's running for president in 2016. but he's taking some very public steps to deal with what, fairly or not, could be a major campaign issue. it was a brilliant sight gag. chris christie, sitting across from david letterman, who has lampooned the governor for his weight. and pulling out a doughnut. >> i didn't know this was go th. >> reporter: but making clear he takes this issue seriously. >> of course, i care about it. and i'm making the best effort i can. sometimes i'm successful. and other times i'm not. and sometimes periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure. >> reporter: the spectacle of a male politician repeatedly having to address his looks, the way hillary clinton dealt with talk of her different hairstyles and pantsu
Feb 6, 2013 8:00am PST
. appreciate it. >>> governor chris christie gets serious about the scale. it is time now for the poly side bar. just one day after joke around with david letterman about his weight, the governor admitted it's really not something to laugh about. >> of course i care about it. and i'm making the best effort i can. and sometimes i'm successful, and other times i'm not. and sometimes periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure. >> governor christie says his doctor often warns him of the health risks of being overweight. >>> comedian chris rock might joke around about gun violence, but he's really serious about this issue. he's in washington, d.c. right now teaming up with other celebrities, members of congress, and mayors against illegal guns in support of the president's gun violence plan. >>> senator marco rubio showed off his not so serious side during an interview yesterday, and get this, his love of '90s rap music, particularly tupac. >> i think that tupac's lyrics are probably more insightful, in my opinion, with all apologies to the biggie fans. >> so actress ashley ju
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
with republicans. >> he's pretty moderate republican. in new jersey, chris christie is the republican governor of new jersey. i assume geraldo would have a shot. >> i think he would. there's a lot of hispanics in northern new jersey. as someone who has always advocated to have more candidates, i would welcome his participation. i think he would bring flair to a race we thought would be ho-hum. there's a lot happening between frank lautenberg and cory booker. you have chris christie with a popularity in the 70s. i also reached out to the rnc and they have reached out to geraldo rivera's camp and would be welcome to help him in any way that they would help any other candidate. they have reached out and they think that he's seriously considering it. >> it s it appropriate for cory booker to say that he's interested in the seat even before frank lautenberg said whether he's going to seek re-election? >> he's truly someone that i admire and would love to see continue the senate but cory booker has to see what his future plans are. he's been outstanding mayor of newark. he's a great public citizen.
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
very much. savannah. >> all right, matt, thanks. governor chris christie and his weight back in the light this morning after he lashed out at a former white house doctor who made critical comments about his size. mara schiavocampo has the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. talk of governor christie's weight isn't new. this week he even joked about it during a late night appearance but the governor didn't find anything funny about a former white house doctor about his health. >> he should shut up. >> reporter: that's governor christie's blunt response to comments from bill clinton's former doctor, a retired navy admir admiral. >> i find it fascinating that a doctor in arizona, who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history could make a diagnosis from 2400 miles away. she must be a genius. >> she spoke about christie's weight on cnn. >> i'm a republican so i like chris christie a lot. i want him to run. i just want him to lose weight. >> people who have a medical license, have th
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
in a hypothetical 2016 match up in texas against former governor marco rup owe, chris christie. when you consider the latino population, could it turn texas blue in 2016 if she runs? >> i'm skeptical about this. it is a left-leaning poll, but what president obama did in 2008 and 2012 amaomoly and i'm not sure a traditional candidate could do something like that. not that it's not possible, but a very uphill battle. i suspect that 2016 will look a lot like 2000, 2004, in terms of traditional states being blue and red. that will go back to the rhythm. >> doug, a senior adviser, would you not commit last week, i'm told, because i was off and i was like -- told all about this. does this poll make you want to jump in? >> i think it's too early for anybody to jump in. but i think -- i think this is the new normal. barack obama was a historical transformational candidate. created a lot of excitement, and brought a lot of people to the polls, but with demographic and political changes happening. it is unheard things like texas being a more puff pell or blue state is a definite possibility. >> i want to q
Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
admitted yesterday in this press conference said that he was worried about chris christie's weight and said that his luck was going to run out soon. >> so what's breaking news about this? >> i don't know. why do you have to be such a scold? >> i'm not a scold. i like him a lot. i think he represents a problem millions upon millions are facing. >> what, that he's a republican? >> anyone watching that sound bite or anything else understands that it is almost an impossible journey to take the road back from obesity and that he will do it, but it will be a very, very long haul. >> you've got a good friend that's doing it. >> i have a good friend who's doing it. we're writing a book together. >> 75 pounds. >> it's amazing what she has gone through to get there. and i wouldn't even begin to judge him. and quite frankly in terms of his ability to do office, take a look at what he's done and make your decision. i don't get it. >> really? >> what am i missing, mark mckinnon? >> willie geist. >> modern culture. >> obsession. yeah. i kind of felt bad for him. >> willie, you see this, like, lance armst
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
with scott walker and wisconsin, bobby jindal in louisiana and chris christie in new jersey and john kasich of ohio. they have a number of good governors. the single governor has been in this who is term limited and is now president of purdue. jeffrey hsu's governor of florida, whether president bush is a very impressive guy and i hope he considers running in 2016. i think all those individuals have the skill sets necessary to win a presidential election. i also think in varying degrees they understand the challenges facing the party and have the ability because of the confidence a lot of conservatives have that they can change the party in ways that will help reform and modernize. >> host: haywood, independent line, good morning. >> caller: good morning. tamiami? >> host: your own, go ahead. >> guest: the problem with the republican party, they turn to ideology from the south and that's one of the problems. the main thing about that romney, he's a very man. he's rich, but he's stupid. >> guest: okay, that romney is not a stupid man. a very able man and decent man would've been enough then-
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, chris christie, john kasich. think the single best, the two- term governor in indiana who was terminated. jeb bush in florida, the brother of president bush, in other impressive guy. i hope he considers running. i think all of those individuals have the skill sets necessary to win a presidential election and i also think in varying degrees they understand the challenges that are facing the party and have the ability because of the confidence a lot of conservatives have for them. they can change the party in ways that i think will help reform and modernize. n.c. host: on the independent line. -- host: north carolina. caller: the problem with the republican party is they turn to the old dixiecrat ideology from the south. that is one of the problems. the main thing about mitt romney is that he is rich, but he's stupid. [laughter] guest: not many people so that it for the republican party this morning. he is actually a very smart, able come a decent man. i wish he would have won the presidency. in terms of the dixiecrat party, i'm not sure what that means, an illusion to a racial appeal. i j
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